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Recent changes in dpkg

May 25, 2010, 04:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Raphael Hertzog)

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"The versions 1.15.6 and 1.15.7 of dpkg introduced several important changes. Let's skim over them:

* The dpkg-maintscript-helper tool has been introduced in dpkg 1.15.7.2 to help packagers deal with renaming conffiles and removing obsolete conffiles. Check its manual page dpkg-maintscript-helper(1) for more details on how to use it. This shell script might be extended over time to cover other common operations. Feel free to make suggestions while it's not too late to make changes on this new interface.

* dpkg-dev provides a new script called dpkg-mergechangelogs that can be used to do 3-way merges of Debian changelogs. It is already used on several git repositories to provide automatic merge of debian/changelog."

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